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Any of various anesthetic drugs, usually administered by inhalation or intravenous injection, that produce general anesthesia.
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|Noun||1.||general anesthetic - an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness|
anaesthetic, anaesthetic agent, anesthetic, anesthetic agent - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
inhalation anaesthetic, inhalation anesthetic, inhalation general anaesthetic, inhalation general anesthetic - a gas that produces general anesthesia when inhaled
Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride - a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
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